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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, poses for a photo on the flightline at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. Dippel is currently the only female pilot for the 36th FS and continues to grow the legacy of Women’s History Month for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, receives a pre-flight brief at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. All pilots receive a final briefing prior to stepping to the aircraft, preparing them for the current airspace, weather conditions, and updates for their assigned mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons her flight gear at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The 36th FS, also known as the Flying Fiends, focuses on the defense of the Republic of Korea and maintaining regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, gathers her gear for a flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. All pilots receive a final briefing prior to stepping to the aircraft, preparing them for the current airspace, weather conditions, and updates for their assigned mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, retrieves her helmet at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The 36th FS, also known as the Flying Fiends, focuses on the defense of the Republic of Korea and maintaining regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons her mask at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. Dippel is currently the only female pilot for the 36th FS, and continues to grow the legacy of Women’s History Month for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. Prior to takeoff, pilots perform pre-flight inspections to ensure their aircraft are safe and serviceable to flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. Prior to takeoff, pilots perform pre-flight inspections to ensure their aircraft are safe and serviceable to flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, taxis on the runway at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The 36th FS is a combat ready squadron with the capability to conduct air interdiction, close air support, and counter-air missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, taxis on the runway at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The 36th FS is a combat ready squadron with the capability to conduct air interdiction, close air support, and counter-air missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, takes off at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The F-16 also known as the Viper is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, takes off at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. The 36th FS conducts close air support, and counter-air missions in both day and night conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, poses for a photo on the flightline at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 16, 2021. Dippel is currently the only female pilot for the 36th FS and continues to grow the legacy of Women’s History Month for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)